With that in mind, it's sensible to make it easier to use the Google Assistant app while utilizing either method.
Google Assistant is pretty handy when it comes to using your voice, but sometimes the user interface on the software side can feel a little clunky to use. For example, if you ask Assistant to dim the lights in your living room, a slider might pop up that allows you to adjust the brightness more finely. Google also confirmed that it is now allowing developers to use Google Assistant to handle payments. It will showcase new controls and sliders that will help users in managing their smart home devices.
Expect more brands to start taking advantage of Assistant's improved touch elements as well, as new tools are available to developers just for that goal. Now, all you have to do is swipe up from the Assistant screen to see suggestions and alerts based on your schedule and location.More news: Flake calls Trump's attack against Christine Blasey Ford 'appalling'
"Starbucks now has thumbnails to select from recommended items on their menus, Food Network has larger images of their recipes, and FitStar uses GIFs to give you a preview of your workout", Bronstein added. With Google Sign-In users can even just use their voice to login and link accounts on smart speakers with the Assistant.
The redesign will be rolling out to Android and iOS handsets over the coming weeks. While they could previously sell physical goods through their Assistant actions, they'll now also be able to sell digital goods, starting today. The Action gets linked to the user's Google account.
Once your users have access to a premium experience with digital goods, you will want to make sure your Action remembers them. The timing is not coincidental; the Pixel 3 arrives next week and is expected to usher in the best of Google in both hardware and software.